Well, guess the winds of change have blown in from those up high......and it stinks.
Justice Minister George Chaponda says the new bill would criminalise flatulence to promote "public decency".
"Just go to the toilet when you feel like farting," he told local radio.
Hold on here. Let's just rewind a mo - The quote was heard on Malawi's radio waves!!! Surely he swore?? (as that F word is classified as swearing).
Sooo, although he was advising the general public on how best to (ahem) relieve themselves of incovienient gases, he had to resort to swearing to get the message accross.
Good job he wasn't quoted saying that on the UK's airwaves else he'd be vilified for swearing. I'm not a US citizen, but if heard on American airwaves, I'm sure they would have the gas chambers for that crime, wouldn't they??
The important wording is as follows:
"Any person who vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the public to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way shall be guilty of a misdemeanour."A lawyer has stated that it includes farting - I agree.
"Would you be happy to see people farting anyhow?"Ermmm, you don't actually see people fart. You hear them, oh yes.....oh, and if you're unfortunate enough, smell them too.
Still. As I said above, gotta admire a country attempting to bring in the winds of change but will there be any follow through??? Hmmmm.
On this day
1631 - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1783 - Sweden recognized the independence of the United States
1816 - Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville," premieres in Rome1846 - "The Oregon
Spectator", based in Oregon City, became the first newspaper published on
the Pacific coast.
1870 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
1879 - Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
1918 - Separation of church & state begins in USSR
1937 - 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released
1953 - "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC
1962 - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16ø
1924 - The BBC time signals, or "pips", from Greenwich Observatory were heard for
the first time. They are broadcast every hour.
1971 - Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard
& Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
1997 - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
2001 - Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman announced their separation.
1809 - Felix Mendelssohn
1810 - Ole Bull, composer
1917 - Zsa Sari (Zsa Zsa Gabor), Budapest, actress (Queen of Outer Space)
1948 - Barbera Hershey
1949 - Nigel Olsson (Elton John)
Operator! Give me the number for 911. - Homer Simpson
Have a good weekend folks.